Lesson Plan

Simple Addition to 10

This lesson is a great introduction to the concept of simple addition! After listening to a story, students will complete a sensory activity to try adding on their own!
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to practice simple addition.

The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
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Introduction

(10 minutes)
Caterpillar Addition
  • Ask students to find various items around the room. For instance, call on a student to find one toy. Then, call on another student to find two chairs.
  • After you have about 10 items, ask students how many items they have all together.
  • Inform the students that they just practiced simple addition!

Beginning

  • Use echo counting to help students find the total number of items.
  • Allow students to count in their home language (L1) as needed.

Intermediate

  • Ask students for ideas of how to find the total number of items.